Como, Contrada di Porta Nuova in via Volta – Real estate compendium


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1.650 m2



The Past Monastery of the Holy Trinity, with church and garden outbuildings, dating from the fifteenth century, is located south of the city of Como, within the monumental walls, at via Volta 87b / 89, it included the buildings between Via Parini and Viale Cattaneo. The Real Estate property , of about 4500 cubic meters ( for about 1,650 square meters of the project), develops as a shape similar to a rectangle, having the major facade overlooking the Via Volta, already Contrada Porta Nuova, and it is characterized by two separate blocks, divided by a big yard, but connected by a large porch: one to the north, also on the border with the Via Parini, already Contrada de Ratti, occupies part of the grounds of the former church of the Holy Trinity (as also evidenced by the frescos and stucco found in the attic and by the exhaustive historical research carried out), the second, which is also divided into several rooms, patios and terraces, occupies the premises who were destined to accommodation and activities of the Augustinian nuns. The property includes a valuable and exclusive flat garden on the historic walls of approx. 360 square meters with annexes recoverable volumes for an additional 80 square meters. In the nineteenth century, the building was subject to a heavy transformation project for the construction of the Salt City Market. The nineteenth century project included a new prospectus, characterized by a ashlar design on the side of the contemporary Contrada Porta Nuova, where there were created three arcs of driveway access for the central courtyard, while the secondary front , on Contrada de Ratti, was characterized by a drawing with blind arches and central windows. In the twentieth century the buildings have been object of radical renovation. The historical bond and the urban functions of the municipal PGT, state that the restoration, rehabilitation and conservation maintenance, have as their object the reuse of the building complex for tertiary or residential  commercial hospitality. The Superintendence for Architectural Heritage and Landscape has already issued the authorization for a recovery comprising residential and service functions, but there is also a project for a Restaurant-Café Store with annex a Boutique Hotel. The entire property can be also interpreted as a single dwelling. The real estate is offered for sale in the state of fact in which it is found that needs works, depending on the intended use of your choice.


Address: Via Alessandro Volta, 89 Como CO
  • Country: Italy
  • Postal code / ZIP: 22100
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  • Property ID VIVE63
  • Property Type Office, Palace
  • Property status Investments, Sale
  • Size 1.650 m2
  • Label Como, Lombardy

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